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'Orphanage Sunday," November 23 



LIST OF ORPHANAGES AND 
SUPERINTENDENTS 

Baptist Orphanage — Rev. M. L. Kesler, Thomasville. 

Methodist Orphanage — Rev. A. S. Barnes, Raleigh. 

Presbyterian Orphanage — Jos. B. Johnston, Barium 
Springs. 

Methodist Orphanage— Rev. C. A. Wood, Winston-Salem. 

Thompson Orphanage— Rev. W. H. Wheeler, Charlotte. 

Methodist Protestant Home— H. A. Garrett, High Point. 

Christian Orplmnage— Charles D. Johnston, Elon College. 

Oxford Orphan Asylum— R. L. Brown, Oxford. 

Odd Fellows Home— Charles H. Warren, Goldsboro. 

Eleida Orphanage— Rev. Lucius B. Compton, Asheville. 

Pythian Home — C. W. Pender, Clayton. 

•Children's Home Society — J. J. Phoenix, Greensboro. 

Nazareth Orphan's Home—Vf. H. McNairy, Crescent. 

Falcon Orplianage — J. A. Culbreth, Falcon. 

Free-WiU-Baptist Home — C. G. Pope, Middlesex. 

Nazareth Orphanage — Rev. George A. Woods, Nazareth. 

Mountain Orphanage — R. D. Bedinger, Balfour. 

Grandfather Orphanage — J. M. Holcombe. Banner Elk. 

St. Ann's Home — Sister Mary Claire, Belmont. 

Alexander Home — Mrs. L. Brown McKoy, Cor. Sec, Char- 
lotte. 

•Wright Refuge — Miss Alice Pirie, Durham. 

Juvenile Relief Home — Mrs. George Norflcet, Winston- 
Salem. 

Memorial Industrial School — Rev. W. J. Poindexter (Col.), 

Winston-Salem. 
Orphan Home (Col.) — Henry P. Cheatham, Oxford. 



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LITTLE ONE HAS A WORD 

"/ am the Future, for in me there lies 
What through the ages our land shall be; 
Ycl irhul I am is irhat you are to me — 
/ am the question to which you make replies." 



THE helplessness of the child makes a uni- 
versal .Hid powerful appeal. Only the 
heart in which the spirit of the Master 
does not dwell is untouched by this appeal. If 
you want to know whether your heart is in the 
right place, seriously inquire of yourself how 
near you can approach, In a Christian spirit, a 
fatherless and homeless little child. Have you 
ever felt the thrill and the warmth of heart that 
comes when the weak hand of the little child 
smuggles Into yours on a dark night, or in a 
strange place? If you have, this message will 
appeal to you. If not, it is "sweetness wasted 
on the desert air." 

When the Good Master wauled to teach men a 
lesson in trust and in faith, and in child-like 
Innocency, lie set a little child in their midst 
and said : "Inasmuch as ye do it unto one of the 
least hi' these, my brethren, ye have done it unto 
me." On many occasions during His ministry 

among men the Master referred tenderly to the 
care ami protection of children, shall we. then. 

Offer an apology for bringing again the needs of 
the fathi I'less and motherless children of North 
Carolina in the attention of the people at 
Thanksgiving? 

The farmer plants his seed for the harvest he 
expects I" realize. The Orphan homes of the 
Slate arc planning for a harvest of the race. 
Shall we give to growing children that degree of 
cue and attention the farmer expends upon the 

pianis from which he exacts an abundant yield 
(if golden grain? Shall wo have a part in build- 
ing for the future? Shall we grow patriots for 
the coming years? 

In order that more adequate equipment and 
BUPPOri may l»' provided for our pal riol-making 
agencies. | he orphan homes, the "One Day-for- 
the-Orphana" movement was started, calling 






'Orphanage Sunday," November 28 



upon all our people to add to the stream of regu- 
lar contributions a special Thanksgiving offering 
equal to a day's income. Hitherto, this request 
has met with a generous response. It has en- 
listed our people of all creeds and classes in 
beautiful cooperation for the support of a needed 
civic and Christian philanthropy. 

The need of the orphan homes is still urgent, 
and every citizen of the State is asked to co- 
operate in the movement to save from degen- 
eracy and help train for good citizenship the 
most exposed children in the world? 

How can you do this? How can you so give 
that your charity will reach directly to the home- 
less orphan? 

A list of these splendid institutions appears on 
the last page of this pamphlet. Every one of 
them is worthy of your support. You are asked 
to forward to one of these a special Thanks- 
giving offering. A day's wage, or the income of 
a day, "is suggested — more if you can, less if you 
can do no better. 

And, remember, you are asked to do this in 
the name of Him who said. "Suffer little children 
to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of 
such is the kingdom of heaven." It is for His 
unfortunates this appeal is made. To the liberal 
giver it will bring happiness and contentment; 
and the liberal contributor is the individual who 
gives in the right spirit, be It much or little. 
"For God loveth a cheerful giver." 

Winter, with its cold, its sufferings, and Its 
privations for many, Is approaching. Can we 
allow a single orphan child in our great Com- 
monwealth to lack for food, for clothes, or for 
knowledge that will enable that child to become 
a useful citizen, and that will direct its steps 
into the ways of pleasantness and peace? 

Raymond Robbins once said, "The greatest 
hope for the world lies in the fact that there is 
it new generation born three times in every cen- 
tury." Three times in every hundred years God 
gives us a new generation of children to teach 
ami Id lead into the paths and the ways of His 



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family. And we are admonished to "train up a 
child in the way he should go. and when he is 
old he will not depart from it." 

Let us take God at His word and train up the 
new generation to be true and honest and worthy 
men and women. Then we may confidently hope 
for and have reason to expect that the boys and 
girls of Today will become the splendid men and 
women so necessary for Tomorrow. Ton can 
help by entering into the spirit of this me- 
from the North Carolina Orphan Association. 
which asks you to help gladden the lives of 
hundreds of fatherless and motherless children 
now under the fostering care of the fine orphan 
homes located in various sections of our pro- 
gressive State. 

Make your offering on or about Thanksgiving 
Day. Make it on the basis of your earning 
capacity of a single day. Make it through your 
church, or lodge, or send direct to the orphanage 
of your choice. Make it. remembering that 
thousands of others are with you in this move- 
ment. Make it. if you will, with the prayer that 
our orphan children may be led into the larger 
life here and the life eternal hereafter. Make it 
with the wish that the next Thanksgiving 
may be the gladdest and best ever observed in 
North Carolina. 

M. I* Shipman. W. A. Graham. 

Stacet W. Wade. Annie Travis. 

J. W. Bailey, Mart G. Shotwtll. 

J. R. Young, Committee. 

Raleigh, N. C. 1924 



Rotarians, Kiwanians. Civitans. Lions. 
Red Deer, and other civic organizations 
are respectfully requested to cooperate in 
this movement by bringing the matter to 
the attention of members at their weekly 
luncheons during the month of November. 
Church and fraternal societies are espe- 
cially invited to join heartily in the effort 
to advance this worthy cause.